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South Korea confirms its first case of “highly pathogenic” avian flu in more than two years

The South Korean government this Sunday reported the occurrence of the first case of “highly pathogenic” bird flu in the country in 32 months. A virulent strain of H5N8 found in a stool sample from wild birds in Cheonan, 92 kilometers south of Seoul, according to the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

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